The opposite 21 member states have already assured Ukraine of help, the deputy head of President Vladimir Zelensky’s workplace says
Greater than ten NATO member states out of 31 don’t need Ukraine to hitch the US-led navy bloc, Igor Zhovkva, the deputy head of Vladimir Zelensky’s workplace, has mentioned.
Kiev has already signed declarations of help for its membership in NATO, with 20 international locations taking part within the alliance, Zhovkva wrote on Fb on Saturday. Which means that 11 member states are up to now refusing to again Kiev’s software.
Zhovkva printed his put up hours after Zelensky and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed a doc in Kiev that signaled Ottawa’s consent to Ukraine changing into part of NATO.
“The joint declaration clearly fixating backing from the Canadian aspect for Ukraine’s membership in NATO as quickly as situations allow this. That is the strongest wording amongst all G7 international locations which might be NATO members,” he wrote.
An analogous declaration has additionally lately been signed with the federal government of Romania, Zhovkva added.
In keeping with the deputy head of Vladimir Zelensky’s workplace, these developments had been “one other stage of preparation for the profitable NATO Summit in Vilnius in July” for Ukraine.
Earlier this week, US envoy to NATO Julianne Smith informed Politico that “a correct invitation” into NATO for Ukraine is “unlikely” so long as Kiev stays in battle with Moscow.
Nevertheless, Smith identified that through the upcoming gathering within the Lithuanian capital, the bloc nonetheless needed to ship a message to Kiev that it was decided to maintain serving to it in the long run. There’s an “array of choices” for NATO to take action, she added.
Russia, which sees NATO’s eastward enlargement as a serious safety menace, had singled out Kiev’s push to hitch the US-led navy alliance among the many essential causes for launching its navy operation in Ukraine greater than a yr in the past.